Willem Vogels

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BACKGROUND There are two important routes for the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus to the burn wound. In the endogenous route, patients naturally carrying S. aureus colonize their own wounds, whereas in the exogenous route burn wounds are cross-infected from other sources. In this study we evaluated the effect of blocking the endogenous route on S.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate carriage of Staphylococcus aureus by patients and health care workers (HCW) and to define the genetic relationship of S. aureus strains isolated from burn wounds. At admission, 19/55 (34.5%) patients carried S. aureus in their nose and/or throat. Of this group, 95% subsequently colonized their burn wounds with S.(More)
Health care of severe burn patients is highly specialized and may require international patient transfer. Burn patients have an increased risk of developing infections. Patients that have been hospitalized in countries where carbapenemase-producing microorganisms (CPMO) are endemic may develop infections that are difficult to treat. In addition, there is a(More)
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